Michael White blogs at Adaptive Complexity about looking at genomes from a network or mathematical approach. "Inferring network connections from genomic data may be great for putting together the wiring diagrams, but without directed experimentation on a given system, we can't say much about how a system is carrying out its function," he writes.

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